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kennychow
Curved baseboard

I'm replacing the baseboard on a outside curved wall in my bedroom but failed. I'm using MDF trim 3/4 thick & 3-7/8 H. The arc of the curve is about 10 ft wide (about 1/4 of a circle). what is the best way to put on the MDF baseboard!

ecubitt
Re: Curved baseboard

Chances are that the mdf molding will not handle that much of a curve without breaking. If your baseboard is of common design, you might want to look into flexible molding. Check out the website http://flexibletrim.com/ to see if they offer a profile which matches what you currently have.

Good luck.

canuk
Re: Curved baseboard

You might need to make a series of kerfs ( relief cuts) in the back of the baseboard to allow the pieces to bend.
I've never tried it with MDF but it should work.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Curved baseboard

I would go with the flexible trim, the surface of MDF is very brittle and I'm afraid even with kerf cuts on the back the surface would still break or crack.
Jack

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